The episode opens at the amusement park, with Chiho, Asahiya, and Emi’s co-worker tailing Sadao, Emi, and Alas Ramus. Emi has to scold Sadao for not thinking about Alas Ramus and sunburns, and then takes him to a shop at the park to buy a hat for her. I have to say that Alas Ramus looked so cute in her hat.
During the trip to the amusement park, Alas Ramus would say some words I didn’t recognize whenever she saw colors (such as when she looks at the balloons that Sadao buys for her). Alas Ramus wants to see a stage show featuring super sentai heroes, and Sadao assumes it’s because she likes a lot of colors. During the show, Alas Ramus sees the pink hero push one of the enemies down, and she starts becoming concerned and mutters about something happening at the Tree of Life. A moon-shaped light appears on her forehead, and Sadao seems to know what it is. He covers it with Alas Ramus’ hat, and he and Emi takes Alas Ramus out of the show.
While Sadao goes to get Alas Ramus a cold drink, the woman we saw enter Sadao’s castle in the first episode approaches Emi and Alas Ramus (but she’s wearing sunglasses to try to hide her identity). She uses a ring to calm Alas Ramus down and to help her feel better. Emi has a lot of questions, but all the mystery woman will say is that Gabriel knows Alas Ramus is here and is on his way to get her.
While on the ferris wheel, Emi starts questioning Sadao about what he knows about Alas Ramus. This leads to Sadao giving his backstory to Emi, which includes seeing his parents being killed and him being saved by an angel. I feel rather confident that the woman in the sunglasses and the angel who saved Sadao as a child are the same person. I especially feel confident with this deduction after Sadao mentions that the angel gave him a moon-shaped seed to plant (and the color and shape match the moon that appears on Alas Ramus’ forehead). Emi mentions the woman in white who helped Alas Ramus, but since Sadao didn’t actually see her, he doesn’t seem to suspect that this could have potentially been the angel who saved him years ago. And from what Sadao says, it seems that Alas Ramus has some kind of connection to the Tree of Life.
While all this is going on, Asahiya, Chiho, and Emi’s co-worker continue to tail the three of them. At the ferris wheel, Chiho is separated from the other two when an elderly woman asks her how to buy a ticket for the ride from the machine. Asahiya and Emi’s co-worker are together in the same ferris wheel car, and it becomes obvious rather quickly that Emi’s co-worker seems to becoming interested in Asahiya. This was rather amusing, especially since Asahiya is absolutely clueless about such things. After the ride is over, she gives Asahiya her number, “just in case anything comes up.” He takes the number gratefully, completely oblivious to her ulterior motives. After Chiho realizes they were separated, she leaves the park and feels guilty about following Sadao, Emi, and Alas Ramus… especially since Sadao has made it clear that he trusts Chiho.
Urushihara and Suzuno are together in the three demons’ apartment, because Urushihara has told her about the gate that he sensed opening at the end of the previous episode. Gabriel, the angel from Ente Isla who is looking for Alas Ramus, appears and takes them hostage. When Sadao, Emi, and Alas Ramus arrive and see what’s going on, Gabriel demands both Alas Ramus and Emi’s sword. They refuse to hand either over, and Alas Ramus makes it clear that Gabriel is a “bad man” and that she doesn’t want to go with him. Chiho arrives while Gabriel is taking on Sadao, and she begs for him to not take Alas Ramus away. We see that Gabriel is no good with this type of a situation, so Chiho’s pleading ultimately gains them until the next morning to hand over Alas Ramus. So far, I’m not terribly impressed with Gabriel. He comes across acting and talking tough, but once something happens that confounds him, he turns into something rather annoying and whiny.
Right at the end of the episode, Sadao and the others (except Asahiya, who walks into the middle of the meeting, unaware of what transpired) are trying to figure out how they’re going to keep Gabriel from taking Alas Ramus and Emi’s sword.
This episode included a good mix of humor and character development. Even though we got Sadao’s backstory and some information regarding the truth behind Alas Ramus, it was done in such a way that it didn’t feel like a big “info dump.” And the development of Emi’s co-worker becoming interested in Asahiya was interesting to see. Unfortunately, between his cluelessness and the fact that she doesn’t know the truth about him being a demon from another realm, this could become complicated and problematic. But it at least provides some potential for humor in the series going forward. But poor Asahiya seems to already being going through the wringer this season, and the drained expression we’ve been seeing him wear for the past couple of episodes feels relatable.
Since we don’t get a next episode preview, I’m assuming that next week’s episode will focus on Gabriel returning and trying to get his hands on Alas Ramus, and what Sadao and the others will try to do to stop him from achieving his goal.
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